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'Lot Of Fear': Coronavirus Pandemic Compounds Dire Situation For Poor Americans: 03/27/2020

Bill Hutchinson - ABC News

An audit by the Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies shows that even before the coronavirus crisis, there were 140 million poor to low-wealth Americans who could not afford a $400 economic emergency.


Weekly Jobless Claims Skyrocket To 3.28 Million, Breaking All Records: 03/26/2020

Mark Gruenberg - People's World

“We need a stimulus that puts people over profit,” declared Lorah Steichen of the National Priorities Project.


Poverty Is The Virus That Puts Us At Covid-19 Risk: 03/23/2020

William J. Barber II, and Mitch Landrieu - USA Today

Preparation is in fact vital to a successful response. But the reality of poverty in this country means half of us do not have the resources to pre-pay two weeks’ worth of our basic living expenses. 140 million Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency. For 43% of the U.S. population, ...


All Together Now: 03/13/2020

Eleanor LeCain - Progressive Radio Network

Eleanor LeCain discusses how we can strengthen America and invest in education, clean energy and more through a Moral Budget, with Ashik Siddique of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.


The Particular Peril Of Coronavirus For Poor People — And Then Everyone Else: 03/07/2020

Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis - Arkansas Times

If half of our population simply does not have the resources to prepare for a public health crisis, that isn’t only a danger to them. It’s bad news for all of us. 


To Save Lives, Shift Pentagon Spending To Public Health: 03/05/2020

William Hartung - Forbes

The security of United States and the world depends on far more than throwing money at the Pentagon to deal with potential military challenges.  The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) underscores this fact.


Reallocate Defense Spending To Fund Needs At Home: 03/03/2020

Annie McDaniel - The Post and Courier

While primary candidates have ambitiously taken on many pressing issues impacting South Carolinians, there’s another thing I encourage them to address: an excessive Pentagon budget that prioritizes weapons over the needs of those who serve.


Milwaukee Pays High Price For War: 02/29/2020

Bill Christofferson - Urban Milwaukee

Since 2001, the total cost of America’s wars just to county taxpayers was $10.68 billion. 


Nevada County Group Urges Peace Through Budgets: 02/24/2020

John Orona - The Union

While some opponents may naturally say the money is needed to make sure the military is properly funded, the majority of military spending does not go toward U.S. military personnel.


Poor People’S Campaign Puts The Spotlight On Poverty: 02/20/2020

James Goodman - Common Dreams

The demands of the new Poor People’s Campaign are far-reaching—from repealing restrictive voting state laws to revamping spending priorities away from the military and toward human needs. At the June 20 march on Washington, the poor will be heard.